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Man accused of killing Florida officer held without bond

Andrew Cuomo

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ordered an 18-year-old man to be held without bond in the fatal shooting of a South Florida police officer. Judge Tabitha Blackmon on Tuesday also ordered Jason Banegas to undergo a mental health screening at the request of his lawyer. He’s accused of shooting Hollywood police Officer Yandy Chirino in the face Sunday night following a suspicious incident call in a neighborhood. Court records show Banegas had been released from a Miami-Dade County jail last month. He now faces charges including premeditated felony murder, resisting an officer with violence, armed burglary and grand theft of a firearm. 

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